Wednesday, September 12, 2007

No politics in the Luzerne County Courthouse

This letter was in the CV: The Committee to Elect James "Red" O'Brien ran a political ad in your paper on Aug. 31, regarding a rally. I find it very disturbing that a Luzerne County phone number (825-1755) and employee are listed to obtain tickets from.

The employee works for Luzerne County Clerk of Courts Bob Reilly who said it was "a simple mistake"...According to a county personnel policy, county employees can only work on political and campaign matters on their personal time, not while working as county employees.

Yeah Bob, we all believe that no politics happens on county time.

Bob Reilly is looking good for a sixth term facing Butler Township tax collector Republican Sue Rossi, not Gina Nevenglosky as the CV said. She is running for Treasurer against Mike Morreale.

Red O'Brien is running a competitive race against incumbent Republican Mary Dysleski who has seen 2 long time employees accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from her office. One is awaiting trial and the other pleaded guilty and was sentenced to house arrest. I still can't believe someone who steals thousands from the taxpayers receives a slap on the wrist while some idiot who sticks up a Turkey Hill for 40 bucks gets time in the slammer. Only in Luzerne County.


Bernie O'Hare said...

Gort, Good job!

Anonymous said...

Just before the primary election, Wilkes-Barre City employees were out putting up political signs, their Wilkes-Barre City Jeeps loaded with signs for the incumbents.

Anonymous said...

Gort, the amount of money stolen is not the issue. You describe the county employees as 'stealing' money and the idiot as 'sticking up' the turkey hill. I assume you mean he is using a firearm, which as we all know has potential to mame or take a life. That's why the idiots sentence is always more harsh. I'd personally rather encounter one of those county employees in a dark alley as opposed to the idiot from the turkey hill.